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coldangel

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« Reply #560 on: 05-20-2009 11:27 »

- My developing theory was that because Uhura's redness is in the form of a dress it means she doesn't get killed. It's only shirts that are hazardous. But apparently Scotty wears red too. I guess he's an exception?

The redshirt rule only applies to unknown supporting characters. Since red uniforms in TOS-era Trek denote Technical or Security positions (Command is yellow and Science/Medical is blue), Scotty and Uhura both wear them, but they are exempt from the death rule, unlike that poor fellow who parachuted with Kirk and Sulu.

I want Sulu's awesome unfolding sword.
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« Reply #561 on: 05-20-2009 11:32 »

That'd be a bit of a bummer to find out you're an insignificant part of the team.
"Welcome, here's your uniform."
"..Red? I'm sorry, I quit. Thanks anyway."

But I suppose they don't find out about that until their dying moments..
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« Reply #562 on: 05-20-2009 11:58 »

Maz, did you see Galaxy Quest? It's a great spoof of all things Trek. It basically tells you everything you want to know. Plus it has Tim Allen as the Kirk/Shatner character!
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« Reply #563 on: 05-23-2009 01:18 »

State of Play

It was pretty good, a lot like the old style journalist type movies.
A few nice pot shots at blogging, it seemed like they wanted the movie to be more than it actually was though.

A -

Go see it as a matinee.
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« Reply #564 on: 05-23-2009 03:42 »

Maz, did you see Galaxy Quest? It's a great spoof of all things Trek. It basically tells you everything you want to know. Plus it has Tim Allen as the Kirk/Shatner character!

Where No Fan Has Gone Before is also good, for easy Trek studying.
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« Reply #565 on: 05-23-2009 08:54 »

Terminator 4

I heard that Batman voice a couple of times.  And the beat down of Future Rednecks was hilarious. big grin

I don't have anything relevant to say about the movie but I'll rate it anyways.

B
M0le

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« Reply #566 on: 05-23-2009 10:22 »

We're allowed to make up movies in our heads and review them now!?! eek

BUCKLE UP.

Wahhuh! It's a real movie? confused
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« Reply #567 on: 05-23-2009 10:26 »

Maz, did you see Galaxy Quest? It's a great spoof of all things Trek. It basically tells you everything you want to know. Plus it has Tim Allen as the Kirk/Shatner character!
Yes, I saw that at the cinema with my friend and her mum who're Trek fans. Not a bad movie. Wasn't that 10 years ago? Time goes too fast.

Life Story
Didn't actually get to see this to the end, our genetics lecturer had the movie on loan from a library and didn't have enough time to show us the whole thing. We watched it on VHS. Ah, that takes me back..
It's about all the different scientists involved in discovering the structure of DNA. I think our lecturer has a crush on Rosalind Franklin because he likes to go on about how it should have been her awarded with the Nobel Prize and that the shifty blokes Watson, Crick and Wilson stole her work. I was surprised to see Jeff Goldblum, who plays Watson, and he sports an amusingly messy hairdo for the majority of the film. I'm quite sure I was biased into disliking their characters due to our lecturer's rantings. Either way, I was quite enjoying the film as it is interesting to see history in action. Back when there were more things to discover. And people were British. American accents get tiresome. B+
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« Reply #568 on: 05-23-2009 16:48 »

Xmen Origins: Wolverine

Well thats a kick in the nuts.

Barely a 6/10
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« Reply #569 on: 05-23-2009 17:57 »

Star Trek
Enough said about this already I missed the very start because of a ticket muckup, but it was ok, nothing spectacularly orgasmic.
Spock and Uhura, lucky Sylar!

B-

Millers Crossing
Gabriel Byrne is so cool, and even Albert Finney had a badass scene.
Turturro and Steve Buscemi were great as the weird guys again, classic.

lol at the shootout with the cops.

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« Reply #570 on: 05-24-2009 06:04 »

star trek

not much to say here. the movie was damn awesome.

9/10

terminator salvation

not as good as the first two, it's better than the third one and it's a very fun movie.

8/10

x-men origins: wolverine

it had potential, but turned out to be very dull. hugh jackman's acting was amazing though.

4/10

i would go in depth, but i'm tired as hell.
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« Reply #571 on: 05-24-2009 07:05 »

I put most my comments in the Trek thread. I give it a B+ on my scale.
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« Reply #572 on: 05-24-2009 07:53 »

Does anyone else love The Room? Faze? DrT? Annoying little 11-year-old who's always talking about her vagina?
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« Reply #573 on: 05-24-2009 10:59 »

The Killer

I saw this first several years ago on television and thought it was brilliant so when I saw it for sale on DVD I snapped it up and enjoyed watching it as much as I did the first time. If there is such a thing as a perfect action film them this is probably it. John Woo is clearly a master of the genre and this is the best of his films that I've seen.

Chow Yun-Fat plays Ah Jong, the eponymous killer who wants to do one last job in order to pay for an operation to help restore the eyesight of Jenny, a singer he accidentally blinded in a shoot out. On his trail is Insp. Li Ying, who grows to respect his quarry as the film progresses. After his final job Ah Jong finds that he also has the Triads after him as they decide they would rather kill him than pay him.

As one would expect from an action film there are lots of exciting shoot outs all of which are excellently choreographed; expect to see his trademark doves and characters standing so close to each other that their arms cross as they point pistols at each other. The mood is lightened by some nice comic scenes, although it never resorts to the comic one liners one might expect in Hollywood action films of the time. Of course being an action film there is a certain lack of realism; guns don't run out of ammunition unless it is time to trade up to another gun and a good guy with a pistol can get the better of a dozen men with automatic weapons. This doesn't detract from the film however it is just something that goes with the genre.

The main actors were all good and made me care about the characters, as stated before the direction and Choreography were top notch. As well as his direction John Woo must be congratulated for writing such a good story. If you like action films you really need to see this, it warrants a place in the DVD collection of any such fan.

These comments are based on watching the film in Cantonese with English subtitles although an English dub is available on the DVD I bought.

[10/10]
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« Reply #574 on: 05-24-2009 15:09 »

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Annoying little 11-year-old who's always talking about her vagina?
Look, it's a new thing for me, and there's a lot there to talk about. mad

I thought The Room was okay, but nowhere near as ridiculous as people seem to think it is! I don't understand Tommy Wiseau at all, which is also what is so repulsively attractive about him. What was your favourite part?!
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« Reply #575 on: 05-24-2009 17:19 »

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Annoying little 11-year-old who's always talking about her vagina?
Look, it's a new thing for me, and there's a lot there to talk about. mad


Hey! I'm the only 11 year old around here who likes talking about my vagina.

And no I have not personally seen The Room but I've heard about it. The hype around it is ridiculous from what I understand. Where could one even view such a film?

Oh and vagina, vagina, vagina.
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« Reply #576 on: 05-25-2009 01:05 »

I find it detrimental to my geekiness that I actually enjoyed Angels and Demons more than I did Star Trek. I give it a B+, but would rank it higher than the equally-ranked Star Trek.
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« Reply #577 on: 05-25-2009 02:47 »
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Observe and Report


What the fuck was that?

Not enough Anna Farris

C-


Life is Beautiful
First Half


Second Half


Overall a really good movie. Pretty sad. Why can't someone make a rom-com about the holocaust damnit? Does it really have to be so depressing all the time?

B+

EDIT: My sad child wasn't sad enough.
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« Reply #578 on: 05-25-2009 13:07 »

Is your review for the first half of Life is Beautiful you as a child?
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« Reply #579 on: 05-25-2009 16:05 »

No. It's how i feel about the first half, in the form of a child.
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« Reply #580 on: 05-25-2009 17:45 »

You should make all your posts with mood-children, you won't get arrested for child pornography or anything!

Y tu mamá también
Sexy Mexico! These two guys take a road trip with an older woman while their girlfriends are away, smoke weed, have sexy adventures, learn life lessons and discover things.
Good movie, some funny parts and nuuudity.

B+
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« Reply #581 on: 05-26-2009 02:10 »

Yay for Alfonso Cuarón! big grin
M0le

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« Reply #582 on: 05-27-2009 06:55 »

The Happening
Is it entirely fair to review a movie watched with the aid of a Rifftrax? I ASSURE YOU IT IS.

A pretty... um, pretty, and boring movie, even when judged next to the rest of M. Night Shyamalan's ouevre. With a Rifftrax, though, it was a great!

Best comment: (people are throwing themselves gracefully off buildings at the beginning) "Hey, it's raining men!"

Movie, alone: C-
With Rifftrax: A+
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« Reply #583 on: 05-27-2009 14:29 »

I Love You Man


So very very good. Hilarious. Love Paul Rudd. Want to see again.

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« Reply #584 on: 05-27-2009 18:33 »

I love Chay's little emotions
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« Reply #585 on: 05-28-2009 15:01 »

I want to see I Love You Man on the basis that they go to see Rush in the movie.

I, too, have seen Star Trek recently, and thought that it was fantastic.  Highlights of which include:  Beastie Boys' "Sabotage", Kirk doing the green girl, Scotty "giving her all she's got, Captain!", everything which came out of Karl Urban's mouth (he's channelling DeForest Kelly), Uhura being uber le hot, the dead-meat-red-uniform, and Sylar doing a fine turn as Spock which included the on-screen handover from Nimoy.  Loved it.
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« Reply #586 on: 05-28-2009 15:47 »

Hey Melll there's Rush in Fanboys too, only a little though.
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« Reply #587 on: 05-29-2009 03:10 »

Terminator Salvation

Batman playing John Connor was like watching Batman playing John Connor. I kept jumping though, I'm such a wuss. Oh well my favorite character:



Kyle Effing Reese. I loved this Anton Yelchin as Chekov in Star Trek, but he definitely rocked this part. My one complaint: Not enough father-son time spent blowing the shit out of robots together.


Ok I get it, Terminator 1 takes place in 2029 and this takes place 11 years before. I'm sorry I haven't seen the first one. I plan on it, because I really like this movie a lot.

Kicked Star Trek's ass in my opinion.

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« Reply #588 on: 05-29-2009 04:29 »

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Terminator 1 takes place in 2029

No it doesn't…
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« Reply #589 on: 05-29-2009 05:42 »

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Terminator 1 takes place in 2029

No it doesn't…

...I know what I meant.

Btw: Just watched The Terminator on YouTube (yes I find it easier than to go look for a movie in town) and I liked it. It was definitely made in 1984. Good performances all around. I can definitely see how it started as a small movie that became a big franchise. It was good.

B+
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« Reply #590 on: 05-29-2009 09:52 »

Twilightroll eyes

Twilight + Rifftraxlaff
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« Reply #591 on: 05-30-2009 11:41 »

Speaking of riffs, 100 Million B.C.

I got this DVD as a B-side for Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus so the shipping fees seemed less exorbitant.  I also got it because dinosaurs are awesome, and the trailer promised a rampage in a modern city and the box art showed a fairly well-rendered T-rex.

Well, the box art lied, as I expected.  The main dinosaur, a giganotosaur by the looks of it, looked like it was straight out of Jurassic Park: Trespasser.  The velociraptors were slightly more cheesy thanks to the use of an actor in a crosseyed, barely articulated, jiggly, rubber suit.

The story itself had merit but it dwelt way too long on scifi technobabble.  They even handled temporal paradoxes fairly well until a 1940's era group of soldiers showed up.

The actors were all particularly forgettable, but the standout performance goes to Navy SEAL Lt. So-and-so, whose most memorable line is the inexplicably loud, "TAKEYOURFUCKINGPILLS!"

All in all, it was great riff-bait.  It ranges from super-goofy to sublimely goofy.  The bonus features are great too if only to see the velociraptor suit operator attempting to navigate light brush.  "It's a drunkasaurus!" says a crewmember.  The trailers are also awesome, offering glimpses of B-movie ripoffs of popular films: Monster (Cloverfield), Transmorphers (Transformers and Terminator Salvation), 2012 Doomsday (2012).
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« Reply #592 on: 05-31-2009 06:16 »

Up

Amazing.  Why aren't you watching i right now?  GO!
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« Reply #593 on: 06-01-2009 02:12 »

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Why aren't you watching it right now?

Because Disney distribution is lame.

*waits until September*
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« Reply #594 on: 06-01-2009 03:01 »

I saw The Hangover on Friday. It was fun and entertaining.
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« Reply #595 on: 06-01-2009 05:30 »

Up
I agree with Nix. However, it suffered from subtle WALL-E-itis where the first half-hour to hour is genius and the last half is not as good. I think this is my third favorite Pixar film, behind WALL-E and Toy Story. It really exceeded my expectations. I'll give it an A
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« Reply #596 on: 06-02-2009 04:49 »

Here's the thing about Pixar: I like them. Every movie I have watched of theirs has been enjoyable...but in the end, I feel that they are somewhat overrated. I mean, Finding Nemo is a cute kid's movie but it's still just a kid's movie. The Incredibles has some depth to it, but still has a lot of kiddie-pandernig moments that make me cringe.

...but holy crap, Up was freaking brilliant! One of the best movies I've ever seen. I can't wait to see it again. It was surprisingly emotional, and the comedy worked for all age levels. Seeing it with my son was a magical experience. Movie magic, baby!

Right now, I am Pixar's biggest fan. Suck it, Dreamworks!
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« Reply #597 on: 06-02-2009 06:35 »

For the record, I love Pixar and I still think Nemo was overrated.
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« Reply #598 on: 06-02-2009 08:56 »

Yay. Someone else didn't get pulled in by Nemo, its one of my least favorite Pixar films.

Have yet to see Up, but will soon.
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« Reply #599 on: 06-02-2009 09:43 »

West Side Story

I don't feel pretty, or witty. But I do feel gay! smile

I'm going to use chay's grading system for a moment:



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